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NHL'94 Sega Genesis Limited Edition 1st Round Serial Numbers

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When NHL'94 was released (Sega Genesis), the first editions came with a sticker that said "Limited Edition 1st Round" and had a serial number.  Mark Lesser actually has "00001" in his basement, which was seen as part of @McMikey's documentary "Pixelated Heroes".  Here's an example of what the stickers look like:

 

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I have been looking at these numbers for a while and recently decided to start documenting them because it was bugging me.  From the small sample size I gathered (mostly eBay listings), my guess is there were 30,000 Limited Edition copies, however I don't know what the letters represent.  Factory seems doubtful given the scattered nature of the numbers.  My guess is the letter was some kind of lot size, or shipping destination, etc. 

So far I have found EDIT: A,B,C,D, (no E), F, G, (no H) FOUND H, thanks Smozoma, I, J, K & L  A - L!.  Below is the running tally, sorted on the left by number and then by letter on right.  

If you happen to own a copy or find a number that is not listed, please feel free to reply to this thread!  I frequently search eBay listings, so as other 1st editions come up there I will incorporate as well.  

Lowest number (aside from 00001) - 159
Highest number - 28,270

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L00159 (!!)

B07616 (my original one)

H12546

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CoachMac has a cart with different banner colours for NJ. I wonder if that could be traced toa particular letter or number series

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4 hours ago, smozoma said:

L00159 (!!)

B07616 (my original one)

H12546

We gave an "H"!  So the only letter I haven't seen from A - L is E.  

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How many of each exist? 

I have first run copy of NHL'95 with a Waffen SS logo; is that worth anything?

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10 hours ago, DeterminedApathy said:

See, that was something that always bugged me about this place. Why do some of y'all have such intense loathing towards 95?

Mainly because '95 was completely remade and was terrible compared to '94.

At the same time, it's more making fun than "intense loathing".  At least for me.

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Found this one on eBay. C16111 (I think it's "C" anyway)

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On 12/30/2019 at 9:16 PM, DeterminedApathy said:

See, that was something that always bugged me about this place. Why do some of y'all have such intense loathing towards 95?

They are scared because NHL 95 is the FUTURE

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Alright, maybe "loathing" was too strong but then "dislike" didn't feel strong enough after that SS emblem comment.

I'm biased though, since 95 was my introduction to EA's series. YMMV, agree to disagree, and other cliches.

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5 hours ago, DeterminedApathy said:

Alright, maybe "loathing" was too strong but then "dislike" didn't feel strong enough after that SS emblem comment.

I'm biased though, since 95 was my introduction to EA's series. YMMV, agree to disagree, and other cliches.

I just wanted to see what it's worth, man. I don't hate the game or anything. 

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Update - Found all letters A-L.  Also, 2 other early edition copies with no letter.  Now at 79 identified copies, which if there are at least 28,270 represents a solid 0.28%.

I am still not sure what the letters represent.  I don't see a pattern by letter.  My guess is the letter represents what region they were shipped to and that the letters may have been stamped after the numbers.  

Those with no letter may have been to the employees at EA or something (like Lesser has 00001) and never shipped.  

 

 

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